WILLIAMS, Robert James

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Notes
  5. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Air Force
World War II (1939-1945)
Date of Enlistment
Date of Discharge
Place of Enlistment
Canberra ACT

Personal Details

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Brunswick, Victoria
Address (at enlistment)
Young Street, Barton ACT
Public servant
Next of Kin
Robert Williams, Young Street, Barton ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
422339, N43100
Final Rank
Leading Aircraftman
Final Unit
112 Mobile Fighter Control Unit


Williams belonged to the 3rd Battalion (militia) at the start of the war - which he joined on 20 December 1938 - and worked for the Attorney-General's Department. He joined the militia because the Solicitor-General, Sir George Knowles, turned up at work one day and suggested all the young men volunteer for part time service given the deteriorating international situation. Williams entered camp with 3 Battalion on 1 March 1941 but was released to enlist in the RAAF which he did on 26 April 1942. According to his militia records, Williams was born in 1920 and not 1922 as appears on the nominal roll.

Description - height 5 feet 9.5 inches, weight 138 pounds, chest 33.5 - 36.5 inches.


WWII Nominal Roll http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
ACT Electoral Rolls 1916 to 1967 http://canberraheritageportal.org/default.php
NAA RecordSearch - Series B884 (Citizen's Military Forces Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947)

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